Prepare for catch up news, lol. But first, I read that it's delurking week! So.... hello? who's there? I have no idea who is interested in our little life, apart from the 20 or so people who stop and say hi. I'd love to know who the rest of you are. And now you have the perfect excuse to stop and say hi :)
OK, on to some photos from Christmas. About time, I hear you say?
Please excuse the chipmunk cheeks on that last photo. Mum wanted a photo, like now!, and we didn't even have time to chew and swallow. We just had to clamp our gums together and grin. Ah, don't you love Christmas?
So, lots new in our house.... our little cutie is walking and talking!
Jak = Jash
Well, actually any dog is Jash. A walk in the pram results in one excited little boy everytime a dog walks past. He flings his little arm out of the pram and squeals "Jash!".
Toes = toes
Said in the most perfectly enunciated baby voice. I just could sit and listen to that little baby voice forever. It truly is a miraculous moment when you hear your baby's voice for the first time. When they say those first words.
And he's walking. First one step. Then three. Now he can make half a room before dropping to his bottom. It's such a drunk little totter :).
On the scrapping front, I decided in honour of having reached around 150 accepted/published layouts, that I'd collect them all in one spot. Check the link in my side bar. Ever wondered about my first published page? lol No? Oh well. It's there if you're interested.
This is a layout I have in this month's CK Aussie Reader Gallery.
I don't think I've told you how much I'm missing you at the moment. Your new job takes you interstate for at least a couple of days every week. I didn't think it would bother me that much. It's only a few days at a time. And yet it does. I don't know; maybe it's because I'm pregnant; feeling vulnerable. Maybe it's just been a hard few weeks. But I'm missing you. Missing you just being here. Missing being able to just look up from what I'm doing and say something to you. Missing you hugging me when I fall asleep. And when I wake up. Missing the sound of your voice. Your kisses. Your smile. I miss you!
The layout was done in September 2005. Little did I know that it was going to get much, much worse during 2006.
Gradually Phil's company is pressuring us to move interstate. They've just given him some pretty harsh options for his future in the company. He's one of their best performers and they desperately want him to move to one of the larger states. They have kind of a way about them.... Hmmmm. So we're a bit stressed at the moment. It's been such a tough 12 months and we were really hoping that this year would be a bit more relaxed. Grrr.
And this layout is one of two I did for Scrapbook Station this fortnight (yeah... I got a bit carried away with the theme, lol!). The theme was transparencies. I printed the photo onto a transparency, used some of the Chatterbox transparent letter stickers, and some transparent epoxy stickers.
I'm so tired. Too many nights of broken sleep tending to a new baby. Too many early morning feeds. I know I should get to bed earlier but I've never been good at that. There's always just that one last thing that I find to do. And besides, there's that 11pm feed to do. I'm clumsy. I'm forgetful. I'm lethargic. I snap at tiny little things. I vague out in the middle of doing something. I don't remember things Phil's told me. Aaah, bring me more coffee.
And this is the other one:
So in love with this squished up little face; those sweet snuffly noises you make. Look at you! You're three days old.
S0, haven't been doing much else I can share. I've been helping paint our house. Mum and Dad have been looking after Jamie a bit, so that I can help Phil to get all the painting finished. We're on the home run now and can see that "For Sale" sign on our front lawn. But there's still a lot to do.
And, just when I said that I wanted to take a little scrapping break, I realised that I had to do my class samples. So I've been plugging away on them, and they're now all safely delivered to Scrapbook Station. He's a sneak of my February 3 class.
Yep! Paper piecing :). It's a fun, bright layout perfect for a little boy or girl (or a bigger boy or girl!) who loves their pet dog. The LO is on display in the shop so go check it out. I'm so excited about teaching again. Especially layouts that I love!
Whew! Over and out!